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In 2011, we created Davies Media Design on YouTube to provide a free way for beginner graphic designers, photographers and business owners to learn GIMP, the free image manipulation software. Today, the channel is a huge success (thanks to you guys!) with 9 million views from all over the world and 100,000+ subscribers.

In our tutorials, you’ll learn how to edit and manipulate photos without needing to purchase Photoshop, how to make professional flyers and greeting cards for your business or personal projects, and how to design graphics for web and print projects. We also teach you how to use the tools found in GIMP, as well as other important and useful features. Watch one of our acclaimed tutorials below!

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GIMP Basics: Getting Started

Are you brand new to the GIMP program, or consider yourself a complete beginner? Start here to get acquainted with GIMP and its important concepts.

GIMP Photo Editing

Are you a photographer looking for a great, free way to edit your photos, or want to improve your photo editing skills in general? Start with these tutorials.

GIMP Photo Manipulation

You’ve got the basics down, and have your own photo editing style, but now you’d like to take things up a notch and manipulate photos to create amazing compositions.

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Do you primarily use GIMP to create graphic design compositions? Or are you curious about what GIMP is capable of? Check out these GIMP graphic design tutorials.



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GIMP vs Krita Free Photo Editor Comparison

GIMP vs Krita – Which is the better free Photo Editor?

GIMP and Krita are both at the top of their respective categories in the free software space, with GIMP being the best free photo editor by far and Krita arguably the best...
GIMP Search Actions Feature Tutorial

GIMP Search Actions Feature | Quickly Find & Open Any Effect, Image, or Menu Item

The GIMP Search Actions feature, also known as the Integrated Search Feature, is a quick and easy way to find ANYTHING you’d like to open in GIMP. This feature works with finding...
The Best New Feature in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version

The Best New Feature in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version | 2.10 to 2.10.24

In this article I’ll be going over the best new feature in every GIMP 2.10 release version. You can see all the new features that were released in every GIMP stable release...
Create Custom Frames with Selections in GIMP

How to Create Frames from Selections in GIMP

Welcome to Davies Media Design, and in this article I'll be showing you how to create frames for your images or graphics using selections in GIMP! With this technique, you can...
Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP Help Article

How to Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP

In this GIMP basics help article I'll be showing you how to copy and paste selections in GIMP. This task is quick and easy, so let's dive right in! Step 1: Draw Your Selection...
GIMP vs Affinity Photo Photo Editor Comparison Article

GIMP vs Affinity Photo: Comparing Two Popular Photo Editors and Adobe Alternatives

Over the past several months I’ve received many requests to make a comparison between GIMP and Affinity Photo – especially after I released my GIMP vs Photoshop: Complete...
Richard Stallman Reinstated to Free Software Foundation Board

Free Software Pioneer and Controversial Figure Richard Stallman Reinstated to FSF Board

According to an article from The Verge, Richard Stallman "is rejoining the board of the Free Software Foundation." Stallman is unarguably one of the most, if not THE most,...
21 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials to Master for 2021

21 GIMP Graphic Design Tutorials to Master for 2021

GIMP may be a free photo editor, but it has amazing capabilities when it comes to graphic design. With its myriad shape and free-hand selection tools, paths tool, text tool, and...
The Great GIMP Drought of 2021 Featured

GIMP in Longest Drought Between Release Versions Since GIMP 2.10’s Initial Release

It's been over 160 days since GIMP last put out a new release version (GIMP 2.10.22 was released on October 7th, 2020). That's longer than any period between stable release...
Top 20 GIMP Tutorials of 2020

20 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2020

2020 was an insanely crazy year to say the least. However, despite the chaos, Davies Media Design has still managed to put out quite a few GIMP tutorials on the subjects of photo...

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